Break Out The Cipro: It's Anthrax Day in the Bronx

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz officially declared today “Anthrax Day” in the city’s northernmost borough, but fear not, and put those hazmat suits away.

There is, apparently, a concert tonight.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is rolling out the welcome mat for fans coming to town to see iconic heavy metal bands Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer, “The Big 4,” all performing live right here in the Bronx on Wednesday, September 14 at Yankee Stadium

The “Big 4″ concert also represents a homecoming for Anthrax, which features three native Bronxites among their members–Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Rob Caggiano. Both Benante and Bello grew up in Throggs Neck, while Caggiano is a native of Pelham Parkway. In honor of the band’s return home, Borough President Diaz will officially declare September 14 as “Anthrax Day in the Bronx.”

If you want to see a somewhat awkward encounter between BP Diaz and members of the band, complete with the Sign of the Horns, click below: Read More